A Medford resident chases after a man he says was caught red-handed-burglarizing his garage early Tuesday morning.
But he says he wouldn't do it again if he had a second chance.
Banged and bruised, 36 year-old Brian Guyette says he and his wife were getting ready for family to visit. The children were sleeping when he went outside to feed the cat. That's when he noticed something odd.
Brian Guyette/Burglary victim
"I had a box in my hand... I saw something coming out of the garage and then it seemed like it went up and over the car...and so i thought it was a raccoon.
IT WAS NO RACOON.
POLICE SAY IT WAS 29 YEAR-OLD JOSEPH BEAN.
GUYETTE SAYS HE CHASED BEAN FOR NEARLY A MILE DOWN A DARK BIKE PATH AND THROUGH NEIGHBORING YARDS.
"when I chased after him I was yelling call the police, somebody help, thief, robber! anything I could think of."
BUT NO ONE COULD HEAR HIS PLEAS- FORTUNATLY, GUYETTE HAD HIS CELL PHONE. AND WAS ABLE TO CALL POLICE.
Lt. Mike Budreau, Medford Police
"This individual, the suspect had meth and heroin on him and those are the two drugs that we see are the driving factors in crimes, robberies, burglaries and thefts."
IN A MATTER OF MINUTES, GUYETTE HANDED THE SUSPECTED BURGLAR OVER TO POLICE.
It was no raccoon. Medford police arrested 29 year-old Joseph Edward Bean.
"This worked out well, but what if the suspect had a gun and he's thinking like you know, if I get busted one more time im going back to prison."
Police say Bean was carrying heroin and meth. A scenerio Guyette says would have made him turn back and avoid the chase.
"I probably should have done the right thing and went back into the house and called the police but I instinctively ran after him." Guyette said.
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